“Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish has been accused of grooming and molesting two siblings who were aged seven and fourteen at the time.
Haddish and fellow comedian Aries Spears are being sued for coercing the children to perform sexually suggestive acts in skits they produced after their mother bonded with Haddish over their mutual divorces in 2013.
The lawsuit, which was filed by “Jane Doe,” who was 14-years-old in 2013, when Haddish approached her about a gig, which she paid the now 22-year-old $100 for. Doe explained that she was “nervous and disgusted” when the pair of adults showed her a video of people eating a sub sandwich in a “manner that simulated the act of fellatio.”
She accused Spears of instructing her to “to mimic what she had seen on the screen, including the noises precisely like what she heard throughout the video.”
When she failed to perform, Haddish explained “how to give fellatio, including movements, noises, moaning, and groaning,” while Spears watched.
“I tried to mimic what they wanted me to mimic, but it still came out just super uncomfortable,” she recalled. “I knew when I left the booth that I didn’t complete what they wanted me to do.”
The second incident occurred when Doe’s then 7-year-old brother John, starred in a Funny or Die short titled “Through a Pedophile’s Eyes,” which Haddish reportedly had told the family was a sizzle reel for Nickelodeon.
In the film, Spears massaged baby oil onto the boy’s back and watched him take a bath while smoking a cigarette. The lawsuit alleges that after the shoot, “Mr. Doe called his mother crying, saying he did not want to film anymore.”
Doe, who was at the shoot, but kept separated from her brother during filming, has lived with regret for failing to protect him.
“As an adult, I have the power to protect my little brother now and have the power to do something about what happened to him,” she explained. “And that’s what my goal is to get done. Just to show my little brother that, hey, I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to protect you and be there for you then. But this is how I’m showing up for you now.”